Tensions are flaring in Parliament as today is the final day of debate for the 2022 budget to be approved. It has been 3 days of hot debates from both sides of the house. The Minority argued that the budget was exploitative and will end up making Ghanaians poor. They added that it will send the country back to the days were digitalization was not present The Majority however say the budget is the best for the country.
In Parliament today, the Minority side delayed in coming to the chamber forcing the session to be suspended. Later when the session resumed, the Minority gave their final verdict of rejecting the budget and this called for a vote count despite arguments from the Majority Leader. Asiedu Nketia’s presence in the tense meeting got many talking as the NPP MPs called him to leave. According to them he wasn’t supposed to be at that moment.
With Asiedu Nketia, the NDC General Secretary not leaving, the already frustrated Majority side who lacked the numbers decided to leave the chamber. In shouts of protest they called on the NDC side to take their Parliament and do what pleases them. It is yet to be seen if Asiedu Nketia had the right to be there, but a proper way would have been to send a petition to the Speaker to address that issue but this didn’t turn out so.
Asiedu Nketia’s presence is dicey because he is a part of the Parliamentary Board and so it is hard to tell if he was to be around. Alban Bagbin with all the shouts and boos suspended Parliament for some time with hopes that the Majority will return. Check out some of the reactions from Ghanaians regarding the situation;
Content created and supplied by: Still_Unbeatable (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More